Latest Verisign Quarterly Report Says Worldwide Domain Registrations
Increased By Nearly 15 Million In Past Year

Latest Verisign Quarterly Report Says Worldwide Domain Registrations Increased By Nearly 15 Million In Past Year


 

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Editor & Publisher Ron Jackson.



Latest
Verisign Quarterly Report Says
Worldwide Domain Registrations
Increased By
Nearly 15

Million In Past Year

Verisign
(the administrator of the .com
and .net TLDs) has released
their latest quarterly Domain
Name Industry Brief
(.pdf
file) covering the 1st quarter
of 2020
. The report said total
domain name registrations across all
top-level domains (not just
those Verisign operates) rose to 366.8
million
at the end of 1Q-2020.
That is a rise of approximately 14.9
million
domain registrations
(or 4.2%) from the same
point one year earlier.

The
quarter ended with approximately 147.3
million .coms
registered – 
a jump of 6.3 million
(4.5%)
year over year.
Meanwhile, the .net TLD,
that has been sliding for several
years, looks like it may finally
be stabilizing. Approximately 13.4
million
.net domains were
registered at the end of 1Q-2020, down
2.9%
from 13.8 million a year
earlier, but .net lost no
ground from the last quarter

(4Q-2019) when it also came in at
13. 4 million.

The ccTLDs have finally
started seeing a slowdown after several years of high growth. 1Q-2020 ended
with 157.4 million country code domains registered worldwide, up just
0.4% (600,000 domains) from a year earlier and they actually
went down 200,000 domains from the previous quarter (4Q-2019).

The new gTLDs continue
to rebound sharply after some major losses in their first years of
operation. The new gTLDs ended 1Q-2020 with 32.3 million domains
registered, a 40.7% leap from the 23 million that were registered at
the end of the same quarter a year earlier. Of the 9.3 million domains added
in the past 12 months, 3 million came in 1Q-2020 indicating continued
acceleration.

That and much more valuable information in the
full report that you can read
here
.

*****

(Posted
June 3, 2020)

 



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